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post #1 of 127 Old 12-28-2010, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Tents - what do you fellas have?

Hello my funny sounding Pacific neighbors,

Do you fellas have any home grown tents which compare to say the likes of the OzTent models or Blackwolf Turbo series?

I know you get imported Oztents (which are $200 cheaper across the range than what they sell them to us here for ) so looking for some other options if they exit.

Thanks fellas

ex: RHD JK 2dr CRD auto
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I dont know anything about a turbo tent, but here is my canvas condo:



Its a Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2.

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I've got one of these Sierra designs mofos: best tent ever!!

http://www.sierradesigns.com/p-147-m...-meteor-2.aspx

Well its an older one... Had it for maybe 10yrs. Probably spent near 400 nights in it. Replaced the zippers, but other than that still like new.
Shit I didn't think it was that expensive. I guess pro-deals and college "work-study" money well spent

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post #4 of 127 Old 12-28-2010, 08:04 PM
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We have a Cabela's cabin tent for when the wife goes camping with me and we don't feel like dragging our camper along:



I also have my MSR Fling backpacking tent:



I don't really care for the entry on the MSR so I've got my eye on this Marmot Haven:


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Not sure if you want a backpack tent or family cabin. I have and use a Columbia Cougar Flats II. Two rooms well designed. I picked it up at Cabella's outdoor store.


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Usually this one....



But sometimes this one...



It is one of the 8 person (small, small people) dome jobbers out of Cabelas - very nice and relatively easy to put up. I have a small Mountain Hardware that I use when it is just me. Super fast setup and secure enough for a damn hurricane.
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For a backpacking tent i bought the Nemo Morpho when it came out. Only a 2 person tent but larger inside than my 3 peson Kelty Orb tent i sold to get the Nemo. Super light weight, and there are no tent poles. The poles are 2 "tubes" that you blow up with this tiny foot pump. Awesome tent for the money. Only 1 ply wall but is super breathable and I have personally used this tent in the rain and crazy wind on the texas beaches in the summer and it holds up just fine. And if the air bladers pop it is easily repaired, but they are really burly. If you get the footprint and pawprint for it too this thing will last forever. Just my 0.02c.

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We use the Coleman Instant tent, sets up and comes down in 60 seconds

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Would kind of like to have one of these, but don't know what it is.

Edit: Link has soured somehow. But it was the OzTent.

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that looks like an OZTENT

http://us.oztent.com/


Thanks for the suggestions guys.

ex: RHD JK 2dr CRD auto
now: RHD JK 2dr Rubicon 3.8 6spd
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That's it. Pretty sweet, but not cheap.
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i have come to the conclusion that cheap = shit.

You pay for quality with these things and also quality is a good thing when it comes to something you have to be comfortable sleeping in.

ex: RHD JK 2dr CRD auto
now: RHD JK 2dr Rubicon 3.8 6spd
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Got this one back when i worked at Jeep.


Its bigger than I need but really nice.



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Here's mine. the green one. It's a Gander MTN. Just my basic tent when it's just me.


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This is what my campsite looks like when I'm packing heavy.
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i have a mountain hardware "room with a view"



i bought it because the whole top above you is mesh, and then there's a clear plastic window in the fly so you can look at the stars at night. you can also roll up sections of the rain fly when you need to. i really like it.

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This is what my campsite looks like when I'm packing heavy.
that brings back some memories of camping and hiking in my scouting days. Great fun waking up to a possum running over your sleeping bag.

ex: RHD JK 2dr CRD auto
now: RHD JK 2dr Rubicon 3.8 6spd
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would like to see some more tents, need to know what i should be expecting to buy for when i go out to moab for ejs 2011 with the wife. i want a small tent that wont be a freaking hassle setting up, but she wants one with a little more space so she can change inside the tent. ne ideas????

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Here's what I use 8x10 - $30 off ebay
works with or without the trailer for the base.
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?p=441628





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Bass Pro 10'x20' cabin tent.
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I primarily backpacked (smaller lighter). I recommend that route because they're simple, easy to set up and break down, very light/small, and are very water resistant.

My first tent and current backup (still use very often) is a sierra designs gamma. They have a newer design that eliminated the third pole for the rain fly. If you're looking for a great two person tent on the cheap I recommend it.
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/3...amma-Tent.html

My primary backpacking tent is the "tarp tent". Super small, perfect if you're interested in ultra light packing and you can set it up in seconds. If you're car camping it's probably not the tent for you. http://www.tarptent.com/
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This is what my campsite looks like when I'm packing heavy.
Nice been there before only diff is i had my poncho liner as well lol. I really wished i would have just kept my army sleep system and signed the statement of charges lol
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I love the Nemo tents, they are awesome and its great to deal with a small company. For the majority of the time I use their Espri 2p tent. A tried and true design and high quality build.


For snow I use the Nemo Moki 3p. It's the same one that I have used in Cape Horn and also through parts of Antarctica. It's an extremely strong design, can be made into a snow tent by adding insulation or into a lightweight tent by removing the insulation and adding mesh. Also, if someone else has one they can be added together to make a nice little base camp.
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I'm looking to get either an rei hobitat or kingdom, I like the vestibule options. Long gone are the roughing it days for me
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